Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

The Beethoven Society for Pianists

Academic journal article The Beethoven Newsletter

The Beethoven Society for Pianists

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The Beethoven Society for Pianists was founded in 1984 to "inspire the study and appreciation of Beethoven's piano music, support piano performance study by young artists and provide a continuing education program for adult and teacher pianists." The Society's founder, Professor Donald Beattie of Southern Illinois University at Carhondale, has also begun a Junior Beethoven Society for young artists of elementary and junior high school age.

For its 1986-87 Season, the Society is sponsoring four major events. On October 2 Stephen Moller, the West German pianist who won a prize in the 1985 Beethoven International Piano Competition in Vienna, performed the Moonlight, Waldstein, and Hammerklavier piano sonatas. For its fall meeting on November 15, a day-long event featured performances by high school pianists and members of the Junior Beethoven Society. The Society's two spring meetings include Lawrence Campbell in an All-Liszt Recital and the First Annual Arthur Friedheim Awards Competition for College Pianists on Tuesday, March 10, as well as a performance of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies (performed in Liszt's transcriptions for piano), the "Emperor" Concerto, and the Triple Concerto in a marathon Beethoven Benefit Concert for Young Artists on Thursday, April 23.

The Arthur Friedheim Awards Competition was established in memory of Arthur Friedheim by his son, Eric Friedheim, editor and publisher of Travel Agent magazine. …

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